With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, state health officials said Thursday the number of COVID-19 cases had risen. Chaves County is among 18 counties where community levels remain low, according to statewide data collected Nov. 3-9. Many other New Mexicans live in areas where COVID-19 is at “intermediate” or “high” levels. These 15 counties are primarily located in the western portion of the state and include the densely populated counties of Bernalillo and Santa Fe.
Travelers are advised to wear masks in places like airports. People attending large gatherings or spending time in crowded places should also wear them, senior New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) officials said Thursday.